Joseph Mallord William TurnerShips 1831

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Artist
Title
Ships
From Inverness Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXXVII
Date 1831
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 104 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27172
Turner Bequest CCLXXVII 104
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 104 Recto:
Ships 1831
D27172
Turner Bequest CCLXXVII 104
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 163 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘104’ top right running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXVII 104’ top right running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch depicts several sailing boats with low hills in the background. Two of the boats at the left appear to be at anchor as their sails are down, though the boat at the right is at sail. The sketch was presumably made on the same occasion as the drawing of a boat being loaded by a crane on folio 103 verso (D27171).
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Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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